Easter train strike planned

ANOTHER strike is on track as Spanish national rail workers have been called to participate in a walk out over Easter. 

A 23 hour strike has been called for by Spain’s workers union the CCOO on Wednesday March 23 in a protest against the breaking of the agreement by Renfe and Adif to hire more workers. 

A statement from CCOO released on Monday read,”the situation involves not just the loss of collective bargaining rights but also a commitment to provide jobs with the creation of 930 new positions within Renfe and Adif.” 

Planned to start at midnight on Tuesday March 22 and continuing until 11pm on Wednesday March 23, which is a day many people from across the country will be travelling for their Easter breaks. 

There were several strikes planned for last year but some were called off at the last minute. 

A statement from CCOO read: “Those agreements have now been blocked,”

“The strike will only be called off if the Ministry of Transport lifts the restrictions and forces the transport companies to comply.”

Exact details of the strike and service available have not been detailed but Renfe have said they will offer full refunds or replacement tickets. 

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